Girne American University

Girne American University (Turkish: Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi) is a non-profit university in Kyrenia (Turkish: Girne), a city in Northern Cyprus. The university was founded in 1985[1] by Mr Serhat Akpinar as an institution of American-style higher education. It part of YÖDAK, the higher education coordinating council of Northern Cyprus[2] and YÖK, its Turkish parallel.[3]

Girne American University
Turkish: Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi
Girne American University in Girne, Northern Cyprus
Other name
The American University, Girne
MottoLatin: Discendo Vivimus
Motto in English
We live through learning
TypeNon-profit university
Established1985; 38 years ago (1985)
AffiliationCaucasus University Association
ChancellorMr. Serhat Akpinar
RectorProf. Dr. Ali Haydar

Faculties edit

  • Faculty of Engineering includes five departments:[4]
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Faculty of Business & Economics
  • Faculty of Architecture, Design and Fine Arts. In 2013, the Faculty was announced as one of the top 10 Architecture Faculties in Turkey and North Cyprus by Mimari Medya (Architecture Media Network).[5] In 2012 and 2013, the master programme in Construction Management was chosen by Eduniversal as one of the best 100 master programmes in the world.[6] Established in 1985, the Faculty has 4 departments including:
    • Architecture
    • Interior Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Painting[7]
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Communication
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Graduate School of Science & Technology (Engineering Master & PhD Programs)
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences (Master & PhD Programs)
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • Marine School
  • Nursing School
  • School of Sport and Recreation
  • School of the Performing Arts

Research centres edit

Research Centre for Applied Science, Engineering and Technology edit

In GAU Research Centers and Laboratories, advanced researches are performed in the fields of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

International Centre for Heritage Studies (ICHS) edit

The International Center for Heritage Studies (ICHS) is a research and design centre founded within the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Fine Arts (established since 2012) and is working on historical, landscape and archaeological research and the restoration project for the Acheiropoietos Monastery in Cyprus.[14]

International academic organizations edit


The annual International Symposium on Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Applications (ISEAIA) is a platform for researchers, practitioners, developers and educators to share their experiences in the fields of engineering, artificial intelligence and their applications in.[15][16]

ISEAIA2013 was held between 6 and 8 November 2013 in Girne/Cyprus.[17] ISEAIA2014 was held between 5 and 7 November 2014 in Girne/Cyprus.[18]


CAUMME, Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in the Mediterranean and the Middle-East, is a series of conferences organized by AUMME. The 2nd CAUMME Conference organized by Girne American University, Yıldız Technical University and Qatar University in 2014. The organization of a biennial international symposium in different areas of architecture and urbanism constitutes the main academic activity of CAUMME series of conferences. The first CAUMME international symposium was held in 2012 at Yıldız Technical University. The main motivation of the second CAUMME international symposium was on the concept of Post-Professionalism.[19]


Journal edit

Girne American University publishes a scientific journal called GAU Journal of Social and Applied Science.[20][21]

Notable alumni edit

Affiliations edit

The university is a member of the Caucasus University Association.[27]

References edit

  1. ^ "Girne American University, Girne, Turkey". Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Higher Education Institutions Inspection and Accreditation Board-YODAK".
  3. ^ "Council of Higher Education (YÖK)".
  4. ^ "Civil Engineering Department". Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Türkiye'nin En İyi 10 Mimarlık Fakültesi - mimarimedya". 5 November 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Best Masters Ranking in Real Estate Management". Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Departments". Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  8. ^ "GAÜ Mühendislik Fakültesi, Deprem ve Dinamik Semineri düzenledi". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  9. ^ "GAÜ Mühendislik Fakültesi deprem ve dinamik semineri düzenledi". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  10. ^ "GAÜ'DE "DEPREM VE DİNAMİK DARBE " SEMİNERİ". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Civil Engineering Seminar". Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Significant Guidance for Design and Construction of Marine and Offsho…". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  13. ^ "GAÜ Öğretim Üyeleri, 100 İsimden Oluşan İranlı Modern Bilim İnsanları Listesinde Yer Aldı - Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Research Centers". Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "YAPAY ZEKA UYGULAMARI GAÜ'DE İRDELENİYOR". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  17. ^ "GAU – 1st International Engineering, AI and Applications" symposium". 12 September 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  18. ^ "ISEAIA 2014 Symposium". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Girne American University – International Architecture Symposium". 7 September 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Social GAU Journal & Applied Sciences - Girne American University". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Research". Archived from the original on 24 April 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  22. ^ "İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  23. ^ ÜNİVERSİTESİ, ÜSKÜDAR. "Akademik Kadro - Üsküdar Üniversitesi". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Türkiye Bankalar Birliği - Kitaplar". Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  25. ^ "About Students Circle Network". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Gossy Ukanwoke". BAU Research and Development. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  27. ^ Tüm Uyeler.

External links edit

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